Carlo Alberto Nucci was born in Bologna, Italy, in 1956. Degree with honors in Electrical engineering in 1982 from the University of Bologna. Researcher in the Power Electrical Engineering Institute in 1983. Associate professor in the same University in 1992, full professor, chair of Power Systems, in 2000. He is author or co-author of more than 200 scientific papers published on reviewed journals or presented at international conferences. In CIGRE he serves as chairman of Study Committee C4 ‘System Technical performance’. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and of the IET. His research interests concern power systems transients and dynamics, with particular reference to lightning protection of power lines, system restoration after black-out and smart grids. Since January 2010 he is the Editor in Chief of the Electric Power System Research journal, Elsevier. He is doctor honoris causa of the University Politehnica of Bucharest.